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Mar 22, 2013 4:30pm PDT
combines than using it. rice farmers in texas aren't getting water from state reservoirs. >> for the first time in the 72 year history of our getting water from the colorado river we have been cut off and it is two years in a row. >> reporter: the lower colorado river authority has prioritized water for cities rather than heavy duty irrigation use. with the crippling drought in the third year it is a problem for farmers. >> these are heavily agricultural areas where water problems are growing and will only get worse especially when we have cities competing for the water. >> reporter: part of the reason farmers are lower in the order is that cities pay higher water rates. with 90% of the state in severe drought conditions the state says if there is no relief this summer other industries could feel the pain. >> most water supplies do not have to go to really severe restrictions a couple of years ago during the drought because we started off with plenty of water. th time around we may be hitting some new territory where we see stage three or stage four restrictions which would mean only use w
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